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Shire of Cue, Western Australia, Australia.at 27°25' S 117°54' E. Current town population is 372 with no Jews. The nearest Jewish community is in Perth 649 kilometres away. The cemetery is one of nine remote cemeteries in the State of Western Australia that has Jewish burials. Source - Warren and Brenda Austin, 2 Gifford Way, Dianella, Western Australia 6059, Australia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , telephone 61 8 9375 3181 completed the survey in January 2006. [January 2006]

  • Cue General Cemetery: Postal address of cemetery: c/o Cue Shire Council, Coolgaride, W.A., 6640 Australia. Cemetery records are in a ledger in the Shire office. Date of earliest known Jewish community in town is 1894 when the unlandmarked, still active cemetery was established. Care is provided by shire workers. The cemetery location is in the Murchison goldfields of Western Australia on flat land and part of the municipal cemetery. A sign in English reads Cue General Cemetery. The town of Day Dawn also used this site. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a continuous wire fence and an unlocked gate. The general cemetery is divided by religious sections, but the Jewish burials are in two different places.
  • The oldest gravestone and the Jewish community date from the late 1890s. The nineteenth century stone gravestone with an iron railing is in original location. The other is unmarked. Inscription is in Hebrew and English. The Cue Jewish cemetery contains two graves in total. According to the records there was another burial in 1904, however, the maps do not show where. It must be unmarked as we have checked each and every stone in the whole cemetery. Cue is another an old gold mining town. I doubt that there are any Jews permanently in the Cue area.
  • The present owner of the cemetery property is the municipality. Adjacent properties are open space. Visits to the Jewish section are very rare. The site has been vandalized. Past maintenance: restoring the one gravestone by Jewish individuals from Perth: Warren and Brenda Austin in September 2004. No current care. No structures. No threats. The vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is no problem. Water drainage at the cemetery is good all year.
  • Source Survey by Warren and Brenda Austin. [January 2006]